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important to them to carry on hancock's leadership legacy. when al gibbs threw his name in to be considereded for dubuquq county supervisor, he didn't expect so much competition. "absolutely not. i was kind of expecting maybe 5 or 6. kind of the same as the last general election. " gibbs was the first of 26 people to face the interview team.he and several other candidates say they like the idea of the appointment process, rather than running a campaign. "yeah it's because of the appointment. i have no political intent what so ever after the november election. " "i think i offer a lot of what the sitting county supervisors have. " mama of the candidates s sy they were motivated to apply for the position because filling tom hancock's seat is personal. they say they deeply respected hancock and considered him a friend. "tom was a very honest man. a very caring man who was always interested in what the other person had to say. "
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house and in dubuque county. " dubuque county auditor denise dolan says even with this many candidates, the appointment process is stl much cheaperhan estimates that payers about 50 thousand dollars. she says interviewing all 26 candidates is doing due diligence. the committee will select just one candidate after they deliberate on monday. "will we come to a consensus fairly quickly? i don't know. i think it will depend on the interviews. " auditor dolan says the last time a supervisor died while in office was, llyod hayes in 19-87. that time, the committee also appointed a replacement usg the same interview method. and just five people e plied for the position. that process took just one day. live in dubuque katie wiedemann kcrg tv-9 news. if the committee appoints someone who dubuque county people aren't happy with, they can petition for a special election.
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th this story on kcrg dot com. ainsworth voters have about two hoururleft to cast their ballots in a special election for a new city council member. this comes after teresa hazelett resigned in january and councilman troy mccarthy was appointed mayor. today's vote is to fill hiss seat on the council. people still wanting to vote should head to the ainsworth fire station before eight. meteorologist joe winters joins us now. joe, after some snow this morning, a quiet evening ahead? after winter roared back into portions of the state to start the month of march, the weather quiets down tonight. clearing continues and the winds die down leaving to lows in the teens for most of eastern iowa. another system, very similar to the previous one quickly zips through the region late tomorrow and early on thursday. once again a couple of inches of snow will be possible. we then take a spring-like turn in the weather pattern looking at some 50s and 60s to start next week. tonight:
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low: 15-21 winds: nw 5-10tomorrow: mostly cloudy high: 34-40 winds: s 5-15 back to you. in iowa city could see some heated discussion. at issue is whether the city should pay for hiring a fundraiser to get the money for a large piece of public art ealled "the lens" kcrg t-v nine's iowa city bureau chief mark carlson will be there tonight. mark, what could come out of the meeting? well, seemingly everyone has an opinion on this project. but tonight, we should learn how much the city council likes it. this has been a pretty controversial piece. "the lens" you can see it now in these renderings. it's a 500-thousand dollar sculpture
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of the ped mall. it's 30 feet tall. earlier this year, the council voted "no" to putting 50-thousand dollars towards the project to help leaders hire a professional fundraiser to help raise the 500-thousand. but it's back on the agenda because the full council wasn't there. tonight all members are present and we're expecting a tight vote. if they vote no, the fate of this project will really be unknown.n.f they say yes, it could be in place sometime next year. we'll have the latest tonight at ten. in iowa city, mark carlson, kcrg tv nine news. the city council will also discuss bringing uber to iowa city. the city's already arted talking with h e ride shariri service, and the two sides agree that a potential a change to city code could work for both of them. the amendment would require uber to get a business license from the city. that would allow the ride-sharing service to conduct its own background checks and vehicle screenings. tiffin's city council is set to
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city's minimum wage nine dollars hour next week. earlier this month, the council voted down a different minimum wage ordinance that would have gone along with johnson county for workers over 18. the countywide minimum wage is set to go up to 100 an hour by 2017. the vote is set for march 8th. a new des moines register - mediacom iowa poll shows almost seven out of ten iowans would like to see a increase in minimum wage. but how much that increase should be varies among supporters. 16 percent would like to see 15 dollars an hour or more. 33 percent would like 10 dollars an hour. and 16 percent would like nine dollars an hour. the poll has a margin of error of 3-point-5 percent. a new study shows cedar rapids has the second higst number of millennials in the country who are buying homes. the study by smart asset shows 45 percent of the city's millennials, or people in their 20s, own homes. it cited high graduation rates and a relatively
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possible reasons why young people move to cedar rapids. "smart asset" compared u-s census bureau data of homeownersnder age 35 between 2005 and 2014. florida and texas were the top states for millennial home ownership. the marion library has a new director. the library board chose elsworth carman out of three finalists for the position. he comes to marion from the oak park public library in illinois where he was the manager of library experiences.#carman will be the 11th director r the library starting april 18th. some eastern iowa students are competing to become top chefs. the prostart invitational kicked off in des moines this morning. students from 12 iowa schools including cedar rapids, alburnett, waterloo, and charles city are taking part. each team of three has 60 minutes to prepare a three course meal, including an appetizer, a main dish, and a dessert. the competition is
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study, internships, and what the students have learned from mentors. ""it i ireally exciting becacae we are here at the iowa events center where state basketball happens and all the other state championships happen so we are kind of considering ourselves with those other extra curricular activities" a restaurant management competition ih the style of "shark tank" is also taking place. the top team in each category advances toto the national competition in dallas next month where scholarships are on the line. classic car collectors say iowans should not have to put cense plates on the front of their vehicles. and under a new bill in the iowa house, they wouldn't have to. "if they only have the rear plate, getting a good identification of that vehicle and what that license plate is, is next to impossible " but iowowlaw enforcement says that would make it harder for officers to do their jobs.
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bill that would eliminate front license plates on vehicles in the state. says the change would save more than 500 thousand dollars each year. but iowa law enforcement is skeptical. they say removing the front license plate would make it harder for them to do law enforcement use front and rear license plates for tracking vehicles in iminal investigations. t ty also say vehicles with two license plates better help
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eople involved in amber alerts. "you take that front plate off, it makes it tough to get that identification and feedback from the public. 12:34 12:35 you've got several vehicles with similar make and model and color, the only thing that distinguishes them is that cense plate. " the iowa automobile dealers association supports this bill, saying new cars aren't made with holes for a front license plate. the iowa d-o-t hasn't taken a position on the issue. nationwide, 19 states do not require a front license plate. the mount vernon city council is thinking about banning nicotine in parks and outdoor facilities. at the last council meeting, the city's parks and recreation board presented a resolution for adopting such an ordinance. the coalition, "rural communities rising above the influence in linn," or r-c rail, found 200 incidents of nicotine usage in mount vernon
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hasn't heard much opposition, but welcomes anyone who wants to start a conversation. "we a a not trying to infringe on smokers' rights. we're just trying to protect families and people that visit our parks." the next step will be drafting an ordinance and voting o oit. the city administrator says t tt might not happen until this summer. stay with your 24 hour news
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after winter roared back into portions of the ste to start the month of march, the weather quiets down tonight. clearing continues and the winds die down leaving to lows in the teens for most of eastern iowa.a.nother system, very similar to the previous one quickly zips through the region late tomorrow and early on thursday. once again a couple of inches of snow will be possible. we then take a spring-like turn in the weather pattern looking at some 50s and 60s to stata next week. tonighgh mainly clear low: 15-21 winds: nw 5-10tomorrow: mostly cloudy high: 34-40 winds: s 5-15tomorrow night: light snow likely
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winds: e 5-15thursday: chance of light snow early high: 35 - low: 29 friday: mostly cloudy high: 37 - low: 24 saturday: partly sunny high: 46 - low: 28 sunday: partly cloudy, mild high: 59 - low: 34 monday: chance of showers/storms high: 62 - low: 46 tuesday: chance of showers/storms high: 67 - low: 48
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up next tonight, some u-n-i
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big awards today. and action from day two of the girls state basketball tournament. stay with tv9. day two of the girls state
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tournament. scott westerberg has highlights from class 2a and 3a. 2a quarterfinals wrapping up this morning.regina and manson-northwest webster...mary crompton had itt going from the start....she comes off the screen and hits from 3....10-6 regals....crom pton again from downtown....regina up
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first quarter.... crompton wasn't the only one hitting from distance....cammy verducci from the corner...27- 16...regina....second half....sarah lehman drives and and scores plus thfoul....lehman finished with 14.... crompton wasn't t ne....she hits another from deep....crompt on led everyone with 27 as regina moves on to the semifinals with a 59-47 win. "pretty much all of us played last year at state, so we were completely used to the atmosphere. we've had our definitely share of big games throughout the year, so we were prepared as we could be for this game." to class 3a where mount vernon looked to upset top p eded poccontas....mustang junior kaitlyn volesky was carrying the load early on as she scores the first 8 for mount vernon.....mor e from volesky....she finished with 20 points and 11 rebounds....bu t the mustangs didn't have enough firepower to hang with 2,000 point scorer elle ruffridge as pocahontas wins it 83-43.... also in 3a, center point- urbana and mid- prairie....golden hawks thinking upset here in the
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with the bucket...mid- prairie up 8....fast forward to early in the 4th....peyton hasleiet dials up a 3....stormin' pointers now up 40-34.....1:15 to go in the game....alex rath drives and scores....that pulls the golden hawks within 3....rath finished with 17.....but arika wooldridge with the dagger....she had 18 points and 11 boards as cpu tops mid-prairie 48-43. "it feels amazing to get it off your shoulders and just coming in here with such a young team, it just feels good." from des moines, scott westerberg, tv9 sports. t is senior night for the hawkeyes against the hoosiers tonight at carver hawkeye. fans will say good bye to four big time seniors. e pride and joys of cedar rapids jefferson jarrod uthoff, the big 7 foot giant adam woodbury, the point guard who plays with incredible heart mike gesell and guy who stuck it out and battled thru adversity anthony clemmons. how special would it be to send these seniors out winners snap a 3 game losing streak
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congrats to former cedar rapids washington star wes washpun who was named second team all mvc today.. former linn- mar all-state matt bohannon was named honorable mention along with former iowa city west standout jeremy morgan and who also named to the all-defensive team. and finally it's time announce three new finalist for the kcrg tv-9 athlete of the week sponsored by cedar rapids toyota. all state champion bowler this week. athlete number one is nick stein of vinton shellsburg who rolled games of 246 and 267 to win the 2a title and he lead his team to a state championship. athlete number two is patrick wood of iowa city west who bowled games of 2 2 and 248 to take the 3a title.. and athlete number three is rylee blood of prairie who recorded games of 246 and 224 to win the 3a girls state title and help her team finish second. go to kcrg.com to vote and i will feature the winner thursday night at 10:00.
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now here's a look at today's top web stories on kcrg dot com. stay with your 24-hour news source, kcrg t-v nine.
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you can have a say in the area's best restaurants, bars, and stores. go to our website kcrg dot com and click on the a-list
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side. voting ends on march 31st t and we wililannounce the winnnnrs onlininand on tv-9 the week of april 4th. joe, temperatures are going up again. after winter roared back into portions of the state to start the month of march, the weather quiets down tonight. clearing continues and the winds die down leaving to lows in the teens for most of eastern iowa. another system, very similar to the previous one quickly zips through the regionate tomorrow and early on thursday. once aga a couple of inches s snow will be possible. we then take a spring-like turn in the weather pattern looking at some 50s and 60s to start next week. tonight: mainly clear low: 15-21 winds: nw 5-10tomorrow: mostly cloudy high: 34-40 winds: s 5-15 thanks for joining us for kcrg-tv9 news at 6. we hope you'll be with us again ttight at ten. have a great evening. republican donald trump and
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infinite sheldon. infinite sheldon? yes, infinite sheldon defeats all other cards and does not violate the rule against homemade cards because i made it at work. (knocking) do you understand why people don't want to play with you? no... although it's a question i've been pondering since preschool. hey. y. hey. hey, your copy of science magazine was in my mailbox. oh, thanks. mm-hmm. check it out-- all about planets this month. that's an atom. agree to disagree. that's what i love about science-- there's no one right answer. so... you and zack again, huh? yeah, yeah, me and zack again. were we here earlier? okay, we should, we should go. ah, not yet.

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